Flower of the month
It’s hard to miss roses at this time of year as they fill the air with their beautiful scent in gardens around the country. From hybrid teas to floribundas, there are roses to suit all tastes, with new types coming on stream every year. While some can be tricky to grow, new-generation roses such as the David Austin varieties or Flower Carpet series have less finicky habits. If you’re keen, ask the garden centre to recommend healthy varieties suited to your region. If you live in the north choose roses that are resistant to fungal disease so you don’t have to constantly spray them. Regular feeding and good sun are essential for plentiful blooms.